8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

8230 San Beninto Way is just one stop on the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas.

Put down the grocery store bouquet.  If Mom has an eye for great design, the 2017 Modern Home Tour Dallas may be just the Mother’s Day gift you didn’t know you were looking for. The tour kicks off next Saturday and is sure to please. We’ll be giving away three pair of tickets next week, so stay tuned!

The tour itself differs from many spring home tours in that it does not focus on a particular neighborhood, rather, it focuses on homes in the modern style spread out among various Dallas neighborhoods. From Urban Reserve to Forest Hills, each home on the tour represents a different price point and a unique take on modern living at its finest.

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3314 Dartmouth Front

If you love surrealism, then this house is the Dali to your Breton. From the curb, this stark contemporary actually looks like a cubist’s take on the modern American dwelling. It is, in fact a home for art.

It’s easy to fall in love with this house, not only for its enviable Highland Park location, but for the bright and open rooms that flow easily and allow for both the art and the architecture to stand out. And unlike many contemporary designs, this home feels warm and inviting.

If you are looking for the perfect space to show off your collection, this Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty listing could be just the home for you. And when it comes to closing, don’t waste time — call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans first so you can sail through closing without a worry. Go ahead and start imagining your art lining the walls of this stunning Highland Park contemporary and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

Jump to see all of the amazing space — both indoors and out — that this home has to offer.

3314 Dartmouth Front Porch

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2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Dallas Modern Home Tour this Saturday.

2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Spring Modern Home Tour this Saturday. (Photo: Ron Womack)

The 2015 Spring Modern Home Tour will open four modern homes in Oak Lawn, Knox-Henderson, Uptown East, and Northeast Dallas from architects Ron Womack, Josh Nimmo, Rucker Hill Design, and builder Jordan Pierce. The tour, which is on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is presented by ModernDallas.net and benefits the incredible programming of the Dallas Architecture Forum. These homes represent some of the finest residential architecture in Dallas, according the the Forum, and they demonstrate that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.   
Tickets for the tour are $20 per person in advance from modernhometourdallas.com and will be available at Will Call at all four homes on the day of the tour.  Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour with cash or check only for $25 at each of the tour houses.  Children 12 and under are free.
5411 Melrose

5411 Melrose is a cool, boxy design built by Jordan Pierce (Courtesy Photo)

Of course, here at CandysDirt.com we’re always looking for ways to reward our loyal readers. We have two pairs of tickets to this awesome tour to give away. Jump to find out how to score a pair for FREE!

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9729 Van Dyke Front

As an East Dallas resident, I’m fond of walking around White Rock Lake and some of the nearby neighborhoods. Most people, though, expect that a home with a lake view has to be on Lawther or in Lakewood. Not so! There are plenty of beautiful homes in Lake Highlands that have great views. Some of them are on Peavy, and others are on a street called Van Dyke, which sits perpendicular to Peavy Road, starting near Buckner Boulevard. This street has so many fabulous properties on it, but this one always caught my eye.

From the outside, this 1959 modern home looks like a glassed-in pagoda, with wooden crossbeams and smokey panes. But what will you find once you cross that bridge and enter this one-of-a-kind home? More than 5,700 square feet of colorful contemporary design that will awaken your imagination.

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